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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Lynwood Terrace.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Lynwood Terrace to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Lynwood Terrace to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Lynwood Terrace to:

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the East Northeast (ENE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Lynwood Terrace to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 40 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,587 miles [10,600.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,168 miles [8,317.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lynwood Terrace ...

While the name Lynwood Terrace is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Virginia

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Lynwood Terrace, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lynwood Terrace ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cloverdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Lynwood Terrace   [Map]
Cloverland   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Cross Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
English Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Executive Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Gay Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Grove Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lees Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Lynndale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Maxwell Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Memorial Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spring Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley Whispers   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Wildwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Lynwood Terrace. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

James Anderson
  Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Lynwood Terrace

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<7>
 
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Ramer [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Lynwood Terrace

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler
  Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at an age of 73. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast of Lynwood Terrace

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lynwood Terrace. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Lynwood Terrace. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lynwood Terrace) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lynwood Terrace. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3315, Longitude: -86.3050     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lynwood Terrace have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Lynwood Terrace to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.303 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.692 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.349 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lynwood Terrace.



 
 
 

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